Cape Town architects, KUBE are pleased to announce that completion has been achieved at the Tydstroom Freezer Facility in Durbanville. The facility comprises of approximately 1000m2 of cold storage running at -20 degrees centigrade. The floor area is kept to an absolute minimum by introducing a mobile racking system. Not only does this allow the client to stack pallets six high but also reduces the floor area by 50 % compared to more conventional systems. Building costs are therefore reduced by a similar proportion, not to mention the refrigeration costs. Adjacent to the freezer is the +- 200m2 delivery and dispatch component, this being cooled to 10 degrees, balmy in comparison.
Leading off the dispatch area is a modest administration office, hygiene and wc facility. The plant room which drives the whole operation is situated on the southern side of the freezer store with the refrigeration pods sailing overheard. It has been a wonderful experience to be involved in such a technically demanding building and we wish the whole project team all the best in the future.
Client: Tydstroom Poultry Hano van Riet
Project Management: GEA Project Solutions Wiekus Venter
Architect: KUBE architecture Simon Mountford
Structural Engineer: ZII Consulting Engineers Eric Haughton
Electrical Engineer: Technoserve Electrical and Electronic Engineers Johan Petzer
Fire and Mechanical Consultants: Element Consulting Engineers Manie van Noordwyk
Quantity Surveying: Senekal, Allen & Partners Jooste Senekal
Contractor: Hare & Liddell Construction, Boebie Fredericks 021 531 0913
Mobile Racking: Barpro Storage SA James Cunningham